I have just been moved to a new brand of levothyroxine ( 225 mg per day) - this has been an unpleasant experience ( raised pulse, night sweats and headaches) the doctor agreed to test after 3 weeks as I felt terrible. The results confirmed the dose was too high ( advice to reduce to 200 mg) . I took this opportunity to ask for my T3 levels to be tested for the first time.
I have been following the chats about feeling better if you can increase your T3 . I have taken levothyroxine for more than 20 years but continue to suffer with low thyroid symptoms such as hair loss, weight gain despite diet and exercise, memory and loss of brain function, brain fog, focus, concentration, irritability, anxiety, sleeping problems,and crippling fatigue /aching joints etc. So when the doctor sent me the following results I was surprised to see he thinks my T3 result is normal.
I have an appointment with a new and interested doctor this week to discuss my results but I don't know what to ask or do next ? It would be helpful if anyone can suggest how two results are out of the normal range but the T3 is normal ? Will they change once I reduce the amount of medication?
Test results - below
My T4 result 26.40 ( per paperwork they should be between 12.0 - 22.0 )
My THS result 0.100 (should be 0.27 - 4.2)
Had to chase three time for T3 result here is what the doctor wrote:
T3 is 5,00 pmol/l which is completely normal (normal values 3,16 – 8)
I would be grateful with any advice you can offer